If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

Oversize Book - 1985
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A little mouse is offered a cookie and, in return, requests more from a generous boy, in a delightful tale presented to beginning readers in a big book format with full-color illustrations. Reprint.


From the #1 New York Times bestselling team Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond, the award-winning If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is one of the most beloved children's books of all time.

This oversize (15- x 17-inch) big book edition is the perfect size for sharing in a classroom.

This book is a great first introduction to Mouse, the star of the If You Give series and a perennial favorite among children. And with its spare, rhythmic text and circular tale, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is perfect for beginning readers and story time!

If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he'll ask for a glass of milk. He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim...

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Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1985
ISBN: 9780064434096
Characteristics: unpaged : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Bond, Felicia - Illustrator


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Jun 25, 2017

Very entertaining book about the consequences of doing something that leads to more and more unexpected other things. Good book for parents who might give into something and end up running around full circle. Action packed and interesting illustrations of what the kind boy goes through keeping giving readers lots to talk about. It's an entertaining "Oh no!" every turn of the page. Great read.

sylvielu Apr 08, 2017

Excellent picture book which has cumulative sequence. This book is filled with humour.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

If you give a mouse a cookie, you’ll need to give him milk. If you give him milk, you’ll have to… The consequences of giving this energetic little mouse a cookie will have you smiling and laughing your way through this delightful story.

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May 15, 2014

Wonderful children's book! When my kids were small, I had to read this book over and over!

Sep 03, 2013

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vernessa7 Jul 01, 2013

very funny by michael

May 22, 2013

it's about cookies! my toddler loves this book. after reading if before bed last night, he talked of cookies in his dreams. too funny!

Jan 13, 2013

This book was very wonderful! I highly encourage parents to read this book to their child. It was full of different events about a mouse who wanted a cookie and then goes on all these different activities. This is something a child can relate to because children always want one thing and end up wanting something else or more. I really enjoyed this book! Children will be excited to read this book because they will think it is funny to see a mouse running around asking for different things and making a mess. I just had to grab it when I saw it at the library because I remember reading this book as a child.

forbesrachel Nov 18, 2012

The cutest freeloader ever. It is nice he tries to help out once in a while though.

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Jan 13, 2013

This story is about a mouse who wants a cookie. He then goes on to want other things such as a paper and crayons to draw a picture. At the end he wants milk which leads to him wanting a cookie and he starts the whole process all over again!


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Jan 13, 2013

"And chances are if he asks for a glass of milk, he's going to want a cookie to go with it."


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